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It's just over a week until the biggest gathering of Rotarians of the year, when over 200 Rotarians, Rotaracters, Interacters and Youth Exchanmge students will meet in St. Johns, NL for the 2018 Rotary International District 7820 Conference!
 
Pat and I look forward to seeing many of you at the Conference at the St. John's Holiday Inn and Conference Centre for the excellent speakers, engaging breakout sessions, first class entertainment and a few surprises!
 
One of the Conference breakouts will be on the topic "Membership:  In One Door and Out the Other - Insights from an Exit Survey of 100 Former D7820 Rotarians" - and District Membership Chair Wendy Scammell and DGN Louisa Horne have contributed a brief article to introduce that topic. More information on the results of the survey will be made available throughout the district after the Conference.
 
Great news! Rotary International has issued the official charter for the newest Interact club in our district, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Halifax Harbourside.  Welcome to the Interact Club of Citadel High School Me to We!
 
Other stories in this Bulletin include:
 
  • An update on the Million Dollar fundraising initiative for The Rotary Foundation for Districts 7810 and 7820 
  • Rotary District 5550 has announced how it will respond to the Humboldt Broncos tragedy.
Yours in Rotary Service
 
DG Don
District-Wide Exit Interview Survey 
District-Wide Exit Interview Survey – How Did We do?
 
 
100 former Rotarians were surveyed.  53% indicated that they left Rotary within 5 years of joining.
 
What’s the biggest reason why they left?
 
Come to our breakout session to find out!
 
This year, our District Membership Team conducted anonymous and confidential exit interviews with 100 former Rotarians who had left Rotary in our District since July of 2016.  We asked them 10 open-ended questions and received honest feedback which you can use to help your club strategize for the future.
 
This breakout session, will take place on Friday, May 25 at the District Conference in St. John’s and will be led by District Governor Nominee and former District Trainer Louisa Horne, of the Halifax Harbourside club and District Membership Chair Wendy Scammell, of the St. John’s Northwest club.
 
MILLION DOLLAR CAMPAIGN - Rotary Foundation
 
MILLION DOLLAR CAMPAIGN AND CELEBRATION DINNER
Rotary Districts 7810 and 7820
It is a pleasure to welcome you to the idea of our Million Dollar Campaign and Celebration Dinner . It is an opportunity for us to show that we believe in the ideals of Rotary and our ability to "Do Good in the World".
 
The Rotary Foundation is a remarkable organization, with strong financial oversight, that allows Rotarians to achieve results in many ways by transforming our gifts into projects that change live both close to home and around the world. Its mission is to advance world understanding, good will and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.
 
The leadership of District 7810 and 7820 wants to make the work of The Rotary Foundation better known, to raise the profile of the great work that is being done around the globe by TRF. Paul Harris said "Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves." Help us continue ensuring great results.
 
We are inviting you to become part of Rotary's life changing work by becoming part of our Million Dollar Campaign and Celebration Dinner.
 
Thank you!
 
District 7810
 
PDG Michel Leger mcleger@nb.sympatico.ca PDG Allan Maclellan awmac@nbnet.ca
 
District 7820
 
PDG Greg Coldwell g.c.coldwell@ns.sympatico.ca PDG SteIla Roy  roystellaj@gmail.com
Humboldt Broncos Rotary Scholarship 
After much deliberation on how to respond, Rotary District 5550 has decided to establish a Rotary scholarship fund in memory of those who died as a result of the accident. The scholarship is for any Canadian postsecondary institution and is to be given annually to a Humboldt Broncos hockey player who demonstrates scholastic ability and exemplifies an attitude of Service Above Self.
 
If you wish to make the donation to the scholarship fund please send it to:
 
The Rowasin Foundation Inc.
Box 424 8B 3110 8th Street E.,
Saskatoon, SK  S7W 0W2
 
On the memo line of your cheque, please write: “Scholarship for the Humboldt Broncos”
 
Tax deductible receipts will be issued for personal donations.
 
Clubs and individuals who may have special requests for the use of their donations other than a scholarship, can make their donations directly to the Bronco’s Strong Foundation or to the charity of their choice. For information regarding donations directly to the Humboldt Broncos please go to http://www.humboldt.ca/humboldt-support.
 
Thank you for your support!
 
Peter Neufeldt
DG 2017 - 2018
Rotary District 5550
Win a Leafs jersey signed by RI Pres Ian Riseley
For just $20 you can buy a chance to win a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey autographed by 2017-18 Rotary International President Ian Riseley - just in time to go to the Rotary International Convention in Toronto June 23-27, 2018.
 
Tickets are now available! Just contact Avalon Northeast Rotarian Jerry Young:
 
Payment can be by cash, VISA or Master Card.
 
The jersey was signed by RI President Ian Risley when he was at Camp Gencheff helping to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Rotary on Prince Edward Island. Tickets will be drawn on May 27th at the District Conference in St. John's. The signed jersey will be sent to the winner in time to attend the Rotary International Convention in Toronto and, in particular, the Beyond Borders dinner at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Sunday June 24th.
 
Only 150 tickets are available so get yours NOW!
 
Proceeds from the draw will support the 2018 District Conference.
 
 
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